Maybe it’s because I had dreams of becoming a ballerina when I was little… or maybe it’s because I live in a city that takes costumes to a new level, but either way I have been pining for a tutu for a LONG time now and I finally decided that Mardi Gras 2012 would be the perfect occasion. After researching methods for making my own tutu (no-sew), I decided to take a peek at what Etsy had to offer. It was there that I discovered Total Tutu. Their colors are beautiful and bright and the designs dream-like. BUT, I’m not one to buy something that I know I can make myself. Luckily for me Total Tutu offers a DIY Tutu kit. I was sold! I figured by the time I drove out to the suburbs for materials, purchased everything I would need, and cut all the tulle to size, I would spend as much, if not more (including the value of my time and gas) than I would purchasing the DIY kit ($25).
So I made my selections – waist band size, tulle colors (up to 5) and tutu length – and hit purchase! My package arrived just 2 days later and I set to work with Mardi Gras right around the corner.
The materials were neatly wrapped and included detailed instructions and a mini sample.
I didn’t put too much thought into the distribution of the different shades of purple around the waistband. I just wanted to be sure it looked random and full. That whole process took me a little over an hour if I had to guess. And it was FUN! Even the cats wanted to be a part of the activities (they take turns sitting behind me on the red chair).
To complete the outfit I threw on some yellow tights, purple swimsuit and purple top, bright red earrings and of course, some beads.
This is me in awe of all the amazing costumes I saw that day. So creative!!
It was a great Tuesday, but I am glad the weekend is here for recovery. Have a great one!